Pablo Picasso "Tête en forme d'horloge"
Two artist samples.
Each piece bears at the back:
- the Master Goldsmith hallmark
- the State hallmark
- the Reference number (1495)
- the hallmark signature of the Artist
Two master-craftmen, Hugo, at the service of Picasso.
Towards the end of 1956, Picasso began a collaboration with François Hugo. This collaboration resulted in the making of plates, compotiers, vases, medallions and statuettes all in precious metals. Picasso kept all the pieces that François made for him for the rest of his life refusing to exhibit them. However, a precise record of this collaboration survives in immaculate detail in the original correspondance kept by the Hugo family.
Pablo Picasso and François Hugo, Cannes 1960.
Each object was individually selected, design, seen, approved and cherished by Picasso himself during his lifetime. The pieces are all limited editions, numbered and recorded.
Pablo Picasso holding a silver plate 'Visage aux Feuilles' with his wife Jacqueline Roque-Picasso in their house in Cannes.
Each jewel bears the artist's signature mark on the back, together with the reference number and workshop item number, the numerator, the craftsman's mark from the workshop and the State hallmark. All theses references are entered on a certificate of authenticity delivered with the jewel.
Editions that are still available are manufactured in the Ateliers Hugo workshop in Aix-en-Provence.